Jaywick Martello Tower

A grey round Martello tower with cars parked outside of it

Jaywick Martello Tower supports creative collaborations relating to the themes of Community, Heritage and Environment that affect our lives today.

Jaywick Martello Tower is represents Environment, Community and Heritage. It pursues opportunities and ventures that make this not only a gallery, workshop space, or meeting point but all of these things.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Gallery, Heritage site

Opening hours

Summer Opening (April to September)
Wednesday to Sunday and bank holiday Mondays - 10am - 5pm

Winter Opening (October and March)
Saturdays and Sundays - 10.30am - 3.30pm

Admission charges

Children: Free
Adults: £1
Yearly pass: £3 (excludes events)

Getting there

Trains
Every hour from London Liverpool Street station to Clacton-on-sea, check with National Railways before travelling.

Buses
Bus 10/11 from outside Clacton Station on left side of park. Bus stand does not show 10/11 but it is there. Get off at end of route, average time 20mins.
There are also taxis from station, average cost £7.00

Road
Take A12 to Colchester, then take A120 signposted Harwich, take A133 signposted Clacton. At roundabout take right exit past Bowling Green Public House. Continue down the Clacton bypass. At third roundabout take third exit signposted Martello Caravan Park. Continue over mini roundabout and take signposted road to Jaywick. At next mini roundabout continue on through village towards Martello Holiday Park. Take left turn by the sea wall at entrance to the Holiday Park.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
From the Trenches to Tendring

From the Trenches to Tendring: Personal Snapshots of the First World War

  • 15 June — 3 July 2016 *on now

In 2015, the From the Trenches to Tendring project began work collecting First World War correspondence held in private collections across the Tendring area of Essex. These family collections also revealed souvenirs of the time, such as embroidered handkerchiefs and cards, and personal items such as bibles, diaries, and a cigarette case that all made their way back to Tendring during or at the end of the war.

The exhibition also includes a creative response of the collection from local community groups, schools, songwriter Tracie Fox and artist Alison Stockmarr.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £1, Children free.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Jaywick Martello Tower

Battle of the Somme Film Screening

  • 1 July 2016 6-8pm

The pioneering war documentary, The Battle of the Somme, is at the centre of commemorative events planned by Imperial War Museums (IWM) to mark the centenary of the 1916 offensive.
Please note that booking is essential.

Getting there

Trains
Every hour from London Liverpool Street station to Clacton-on-sea, check with National Railways before travelling.

Buses
Bus 10/11 from outside Clacton Station on left side of park. Bus stand does not show 10/11 but it is there. Get off at end of route, average time 20mins.
There are also taxis from station, average cost £7.00

Road
Take A12 to Colchester, then take A120 signposted Harwich, take A133 signposted Clacton. At roundabout take right exit past Bowling Green Public House. Continue down the Clacton bypass. At third roundabout take third exit signposted Martello Caravan Park. Continue over mini roundabout and take signposted road to Jaywick. At next mini roundabout continue on through village towards Martello Holiday Park. Take left turn by the sea wall at entrance to the Holiday Park.

Jaywick Martello Tower
The Promenade
Belsize Avenue
Jaywick
Essex
CO15 2LF
England

Website

www.jaywickmartellotower.org

E-mail

jaywickmartellotower@hotmail.co.uk

Telephone

01255 822783

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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